From Captain Bowl’en…
The day promised much for this weeks Quokkas – Alfred Crescent oval, beautiful weather, cold beer and an opposition we comfortably dealt with last year.
As we crossed the oval to grab household supplies to be donated to ASRC that Big Dog and Cat had generously donated, couldn’t help noticing some of the ASRC bowlers warming up – hmm quite pacey. This Cap’n immediately congratulated himself silently on his masterful stroke to demote himself to no. 11 on the day. Would prove to be his only strategic command for the match.
Anyway, for reasons still unknown Quokkas in to bowl first.
Sharp, sharp, sharp
– was the pain in my stomach from the previous nights kebab. And our fielding was remarkably sharp too. How un-Quok.
Jay sharp too – his first over went for a maiden.
Ed also economical with an opening over of 5. Rev went for 4
Captain continued his remarkably strategic skippering:
Alex: Bowl’en do you want me here?
Bowl’en: umm yeah thats good
Chef: I might move in a bit Bowl’en, he cant hit this far
Bowl’en (stirred from daydream of eating hotdogs): umm yeah lets do that (hmm maybe Chef could make a good hotdog)
Next ball Chef takes the catch. Inspiring captaincy!
Where did it all go wrong I asked myself at end of innings when told they had amassed 261. Could have had something to do with all those sixes Wajid smashed into the park past child and canine alike on his way to 68. Or Arif with his 55. Or Iqi with 41. I won’t go on..
Weird because we bowled quite well. Tuesdays C&B definitely the highlight wicket – a ripper snagged on his ankles. Perhaps a few Quokkas envious that he can bend down that far?
Big Dog announced he had bowled no wides. Now that is awesome.
Anyway, Quoks in for the chase with the Ed/Chef combo.
Good start with Ed quickly retiring. If only he would retire his open necked quokkas shirt. Ed back later to make 47 – duly supported by the Captain with a hard fought knock of 2 not out
Curto unlucky to get out on 30
Tuesday a great all round effort with 24.
Other batting highlights were Louey the dog providing special blend of cute, kathleens mighty bbqing and Rania’s photography skill. Thanks very much ladies.
Great day as always though and for a very good cause. Kudos to Rev and Big Dog for setting up. Thanks to everyone for donations on the day.
Big Day Not Out next – onwards and upwards!